I've also been helping a LOT with the local pet rescue efforts. I helped to setup the online albums and tracking spreadsheet for the recent Redding fires here in California. I have also been helping with the local TNR group in our area; we work as a team to support the efforts in the community.
I've realized a good bit about my creative style in the past few months which is always good. I like to create when I feel most grounded. I like to color when I'm with my family watching tv or a movie. I like to needle felt when I need a distraction. I love to paint mostly when I'm alone and don't have to worry about not hearing someone when they are talking or following along with a movie.
I like to work on projects a little at a time, rarely completing something quickly, but dabbling a little and then coming back to it after putting it down for a while. I often take photos of my work in progress so I can look at it more objectively later and often find exactly what is missing when I look at it later.
So...what have I gotten done in the months since I posted here last...well here are some of the projects in no particular order:
I created this frame using burlap for Canvas Corp. I made the flowers from red burlap and the centers are from the frayed pieces cut from the sheet used to cover the frame. This was published along with a tutorial on the Canvas Corp blog.
Time for Tea designs released some clear stamps this year and I created these cards using those cute new images:
Each month Canvas Corp gives it's designers a theme for a challenge which we can participate in. The challenge one month was music; you had to use lyrics or something musical in your project; so I used actual sheet music for my cards:
Each month I create a tutorial for Canvas Corp Brands. I created this burlap table runner as my tutorial one month using their awesome blank runner and some leftover upholstery fabric I had from recovering my dining room chairs:
I love to upcycle things, so this was a fun project I made for Canvas Corp that used a Crystal Light lemonade packet container:
Time for Tea designs card for their blog:
Some Odd girl released this cute image:
I adore this image from Some Odd Girl and created this card for one of my monthly projects for them when I was on their design team:
I recovered a Travelers Notebook that I received that had a small imperfection on the cover using this amazing paper from Canvas Corp Brands. I wrote a tutorial for this that was on their blog.
When I was selected for the Canvas Corp Brands design Crew we were asked to create a canvas in our style, so I created this. I made the paper roses, used frayed strips of bulap for the side and lots of inking and distressing on this.